An Arizona teenager has been arrested after allegedly attacking and killing his mother when she took away his cell phone.
Police arrested 16-year-old Mike Helms on Saturday and he is now being held in a juvenile detention center with charges of first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, aggravated assault, concealment of a dead body and tampering with evidence. Police say it is believed the teen attacked his mother, Tina Helms Spencer of Mesa, Ariz., in the early morning hours on Saturday after she took away his cell phone. It is suspected a hammer and a frying pan were used in the attack, and the 36-year-old mother was found in the family's backyard shed by police.
Mesa Police received a phone call from the 16-year-old's stepfather around 4 a.m. Saturday morning; the stepfather reported that the teen had attacked him with a frying pan after he entered the house upon returning home from work. The stepfather then fled the house, assuming that his wife was asleep. more >>
A 35-year-old police officer from Loveland, Colo., accused of starving his teenage daughter and allegedly kicking and punching her on video for taking carrots from the family refrigerator has been arrested for child abuse.
Officer Jeremy Yachik was arrested last Wednesday morning on four counts of child abuse and one count of false imprisonment, according to MailOnline.
An arrest warrant cited in the MailOnline report said Yachik's 15-year-old daughter told officials from the Child Advocacy Center in Fort Collins that her father choked her until she blacked out. more >>
Editor's note: Warning, article includes graphic details about alleged events.
A 32-year-old Little Rock, Ark., woman is now in police custody after she allegedly beat and viciously raped her younger, 24-year-old lover after she tried to leave her home on Saturday night.
Little Rock Police charged Elizabeth Navarro, 32, with rape and domestic battery in the third degree after the 24-year-old called 911 at about 9:50 a.m. Saturday morning and reported that Navarro had raped her in her home. more >>
A youth group leader has been accused of sexually assaulting a teenager girl in the group at her home earlier this month in Chicago, Illinois.
After Michael Rivera, 22, drove the victim and her 13-year-old nephew back home after a youth group meeting, Rivera came inside and played video games with the boy, said Assistant State's Attorney Latoya Croswell, according to The Chicago Sun Times. The youth group was connected to CityLights Church, a police report stated.
When the girl decided to go to sleep, Rivera followed her to her room and forced her to fondle him, claimed Croswell, who added that the girl's mother and sister were already asleep. more >>
Popular R&B singer Chris Brown, who battered one-time girlfriend and pop star Rihanna, was arrested and charged with felony assault this morning according to the Washington Metropolitan Police Department.
A CNN report noted that Brown and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy were taken into custody and were being held at the 2nd district police station after they were allegedly involved in a fight with another man outside the W Hotel at 4:25 a.m. Sunday.
The 24-year-old singer is currently on probation in California due to a felony domestic violence conviction stemming from his much publicized battering of Rihanna. An arrest is considered a violation of his probation. more >>
Four children, all under age 10, and their 37-year-old mother were brutally hacked to death in a murderous rampage at an apartment in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Saturday night, and a family member is currently being held as the main suspect.
The Associated Press reported that the five victims were found in Brooklyn's working class Sunset Park neighborhood, unconscious and unresponsive. Emergency responders pronounced a 1-year-old boy and two girls ages 7 and 9 dead at the scene. The mother and a 5-year-old boy were pronounced dead at Brooklyn hospitals.
Police identified the victims as Qiao Zhen Li, 37; Linda Zhuo, 9; Amy Zhuo, 7; Kevin Zhuo, 5; and William Zhuo, 1, according to CNN. more >>